Why planting trees?
Alarming climate change
Climate change has different effects in diverse regions of the world. When the atmosphere warms, the average temperature of the earth increases and this causes a change in natural cycles, such as that of the water of currents and winds.
Due to our lifestyle and our current consumption, we produce carbon dioxide (CO2). CO2 amplifies the greenhouse effect and causes radical climate change.
One of the causes is deforestation, it has many consequences on natural ecosystems. Its impact on climate change is very strong, trees store CO2 throughout their lives. By destroying these trees, the ecosystem’s capacity to store CO2 is reduced.
The other consequence of deforestation is the threat of biodiversity. The forest shelters a quantity of animal species, it regulates the climate, has a role in the water cycle and is very beneficial for humanity. Natural environments contribute to the formation of diverse landscapes, with which people strongly identify.
Biodiversity is the first sign of the health of an ecosystem. A wide diversity of species will make it possible to cope better with threats than a limited number of them in large populations. Even if some species are affected by pollution, climate change or anthropogenic activities, the ecosystem as a whole can adapt and survive. But the extinction of a species can have unexpected impacts, which can create a domino effect in the destruction of entire ecosystems.
Forests promote biodiversity by providing shelter and food for many species of insects, birds and mammals, they are sources of moisture for mushrooms. The disappearance of a single species in the wild can create a real dysfunction.
They provide ecological and biological services, provide wood, absorb water and redistribute it during dry periods. They temper the climate and store CO2.
The richness of the forests is the source of the living being.
Trees purify the air, through their leaves and bark, they suck harmful pollutants and release oxygen for us to breathe.
They play an important role in water recovery. Their root systems act as filters; eliminate pollutants and slow down the absorption of water.
This process reduces the risk of natural disasters.
Trees provide wood to build houses or shelters and food such as fruit or nuts.
They help communities by providing jobs.